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Old 12-05-2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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What would you guys say is the best equipment to have as a primary fermenter as far as temp regulation, ease of racking, etc....

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Old 12-05-2008, 04:10 PM   #2
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Probably one of these, if you have the dosh:
Complete Conical Fermenter - Heating & Cooling(7.1 Gallons) | MoreBeer
I'll stick with a bucket inside my 10gal round cooler MLT.

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I have always liked the standard 7.5 gallon food grade bucket. I prefer the one that True Brew has becasue the lid has a rubber gasket to seal the air out. I don't have to worry about a blowoff hose and it is pretty easy to control the temp with either a space heater or a brew belt.

I think other people like to see what is going on in a glass carboy, but I am so afraid of opening the bucket to look that it forces me to be patient.

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I'm a big fan of my Coopers Fermentor. Not sure of the specific size but I am positive it is at least 7 gallons. A big, but not too big, screw on cap, handles on the side, and it is almost see through so you can tell if there is krausen without cracking it open.

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I'm a big fan of my Coopers Fermentor. Not sure of the specific size but I am positive it is at least 7 gallons. A big, but not too big, screw on cap, handles on the side, and it is almost see through so you can tell if there is krausen without cracking it open.
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